Category Archives: Mood II Swing

Boy Pop

Book Of Love
“Boy Pop”
1993 Sire Records (US)
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01 Boy Pop (Album Version)
02 Boy Pop (Extended Radio Mix)
03 Boy Pop (WinKing Breakbeat Trance)
04 Quiver (Extended Mix)
05 Boy Pop (Go Bottom Go Top Mix)
06 Boy Pop (Swinging Boy Pop Mix)
07 Boy Pop (The Deeper X Dub)
08 Boy Pop (Radio Mix)

Beautiful People

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Barbara Tucker
“Beautiful People”
1994 Strictly Rhythm (US)
SRB 015 CD

01 Beautiful People (Radio Edit)
02 Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
03 Beautiful People (Beautiful Reprise)
04 Beautiful People (CJ’s Club Mix)
05 Beautiful People (CJ’s Dub)
06 Beautiful People (Original Club Mix)
07 Beautiful People (CJ Mackintosh Dub)
08 Beautiful People (Mood II Swing Dub)

In 1993, Louie Vega enlisted Barbara Tucker to add her vocal talents to “Deep Inside”, which Vega released under the name Hardrive. The following year, Vega and his Masters At Work partner Kenny Gonzales produced Tucker’s second single, “Beautiful People”, which incorporates the vocals from “Deep Inside.”

Helpless

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01 Helpless (Extended Mix)
02 Helpless (The Kenlou Mix)
03 Helpless (The Uplifting Mix)
04 Helpless (Wizdum Mix)
05 Helpless (Masters At Work Accadubba)
06 Helpless (Detroit Dub)
07 Helpless (Sound Factory Dub Beat)

INFO > The Mood II Swing duo of John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen employed the alias Urbanized for 1992 one-off single “Helpless (I Don’t Know What To Do Without You)”, which includes mixes by Masters At Work and Ceri Evans.

Remember (US CD)

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01 Remember (Album Edit)
02 Remember (Mood II Swing Remix)
03 Remember (Sasha’s Remix)
04 Remember (BT Blue Memory Dub)
05 Remember (Paul van Dyk’s Recollected Remix)
06 Remember (Mood II Swing Dub)
07 Remember (Single Mix)
08 Love, Peace And Grease (BT’s Puma Fila Mix)

INFO > A single featuring Brian Transeau, Paul van Dyk, AND Sasha was a wet dream for epic house fans in the 1990s, and the addition of Mood II Swing mixes only sweetened the deal. The US issue of BT’s “Remember” conveniently consolidates most of the material from both UK singles; however, PvD’s ‘Totally Recalled Remix’ was dropped in favor of BT’s remix of “Love, Peace And Grease.”

Ultra Naté – Free

Ultra Naté
“Free”
1997 AM:PM Records (UK)
582 243-2

01. Free (Radio Edit)
02. Free (Mood II Swing Extended Vocal Mix)
03. Free (Mood II Swing Live Vocal Mix)
04. Free (Full Intention Club Mix)
05. Free (Mood II Swing House Dub)

INFO > American vocalist Ultra Naté has been a regular fixture on the Billboard US Dance Charts for over 20 years. Co-written with and produced by the team of Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone, Ultra Naté’s “Free” was a massive international hit during the summer of 1997. Although loads of remixes have been produced over the years, none rival the classic Mood II Swing mixes.

Free
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